The Emerging Market

The rental market is changing, but many private villa owners cannot switch their focus from how these changes are impacting their ability to travel freely to how they could yield significantly more rental income for them. So, how can you make the most of the emerging medium-term rental market?

For El Rey Villas, one of the most common conversations we’ve had over the last six months is with British property owners in the south of Spain, whose annual plans to visit Spain for a significant portion of the year have been scuppered by the 90-day limit. The 90-day rule means that without Spanish residency, those who own a second home cannot utilize it as much as they had done in the past and can only stay in Spain without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period.

Market Changes

Frustrating, even upsetting for many. However, it isn’t all bad news. Just as villa owners are coming to terms with being unable to utilise their second home for as long as they would have done in the past, the market is seeing increasing demand for three-month stays as people seek to escape to the sun for longer than the usual two-week summer break. This demand is partly driven by the global switch to remote-first working, enabling professionals to carry on their work no matter where in the world they are. The demand is also driven by increased complexities relating to British citizens gaining residency post- Brexit; therefore, the best they can hope for is getting the most out of Spain in 90-day chunks every 180 days.

What does it mean for you?

There’s demand to rent your property that simply wasn’t there as recently as a few months ago. With you not being able to visit for as long as you typically would have done pre-Brexit, there’s money to be made by renting your villa through El Rey during those times you are unable to occupy it. El Rey offers a choice of solutions that enable you to take complete control over when your property is available for rent and offer a selection of packages to meet your requirements.

What next?

Don’t leave your villa vacant. Not only are there the increased risks of squatters eyeing it as their dream home, but you’ll also be missing out on earnings you could make with minimal effort.

With the market changing, demand is increasing, and the opportunity to maximise your yield is now.

Take a look at our ROI calculator and see if the money you can make from renting your property can go some way to easing the pain of not being able to be in it for as long as you would like.

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Our Villa Rental Services

El Rey Villas offers an unparalleled service to help villa owners get the very best from renting out their luxury Spanish property. We help maximise our clients return on investment, ensure hassle-free bookings and many happy, repeat guests. In addition to our rental service we can help with property management and keyholding.

Review our services to see what package is best for you.

About us

El Rey Villas is an external company that offers its services to the clients of Cloud Nine Spain following the same standards of quality and service.

Whether you’re in search of comfortable accommodation while exploring a property purchase or simply craving a luxurious vacation, El Rey Villas collaborates with Cloud Nice Spain to present you the finest short-term rental options.

Enjoy exclusive discounts and unparalleled service by mentioning “Cloud Nine Spain” when booking your stay with us. Your dream holiday awaits!

Welcome to El Rey Villas 

As a family-owned business helmed by Kevin and Anna, we take pride in curating exceptional short-term rental experiences that exceed expectations.  From stunning architecture to lavish amenities, every detail is crafted to indulge your senses and elevate your stay. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the aesthetics; it’s in the personalised care and attention to detail that sets us apart.

At El Rey Villas, your satisfaction is our top priority, and we strive to create moments that linger in your memory long after your departure.

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Through our partner network we are able to present a wider choice of superb short term rental properties available on the Costa Del Sol.

Please contact us to check the availability of any of our partner listings that look right for you.

Please note that our estate agent partner will handle your check-in and property preparation, but the El Rey Villas concierge service will still be available to help ensure you have the best holiday possible!

If you have a question about holiday rentals with El Rey Villas, you're in the right place.

We only charge a percentage of your daily booking rate, so you’ll have nothing to pay until we have secured your bookings!
With El Rey Villas, you can:

✔ Tell us the minimum and maximum holiday duration you will accept
✔ Review and approve your personal pricing strategy
✔ Request added extra’s like guest hampers & property management services
✔ And much more!

You will need to apply for a free tourist license to accept short term vacation rentals in Spain, which we can help you obtain. It is also worth mentioning that people renting a property to tourists in Spain should have an energy performance certificate (EPC). It is also the responsibility of the owner of the property to ensure they have the relevant insurance cover.
That depends on you! During your initial free consultation we will ask how much involvement you would like. Some clients like to pre-approve all marketing &/or pricing schedules, others prefer to take a back seat.
That’s a tough one to answer. It depends on a number of things like the size and location of your property, the season and how flexible your booking policy is. Attractive tourist areas in the holiday season can expect high occupancy rates. Taking into account the relatively high rents in typical tourist resorts, the rental income may turn out to be very attractive.

You can learn all about our 60 Day Stay service offering by visiting

It is recommended that an insurance policy is taken out for peace of mind, although a number of the booking websites we partner with often provide some cover, for example, the Airbnb Host Guarantee provides property damage protection of up to $1,000,000.

For an additional EUR 500 / year you also have the option to require a 10% security deposit for your listing. El Rey Villas will collect damage deposit payments from guests on your behalf, and capture photographs after every changeover, to ensure you have evidence of what condition the property was in when the guest arrived and its condition when they left.

If this is a service you require we would be happy to discuss it further during your initial consultation.

Yes! We have a generous commission based scheme for partners helping us connect with property owners. You can read more about this on

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